Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma at the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is traveling the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared. Hurricane and […]

Gov. Scott: We’re Working Aggressively to Get More Fuel to Gas Stations

On September 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

~State Police Escorting Resupply Trucks to Gas Stations~ WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott made the following statement outlining the steps that are being taken to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. Governor Scott said, “We are aggressively working around the clock to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. I have […]

Gov. Scott Activates 3,000 Additional Florida National Guard Members to Assist with Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

4,000 Guard Members Now Activated WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated an additional 3,000 members of the Florida Army and Air National Guard to support with planning, logistics and operations in preparation for potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. A total of 4,000 members have now been activated and will respond to […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 6, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This evening, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma at the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor traveled the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared. Mandatory evacuation orders have […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 6, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is traveling the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared. Evacuation orders have been […]

Gov. Scott Is Urging Floridians To Consider Becoming Certified for the American Red Cross Disaster Services.

On September 6, 2017, in News Releases, by Marquita Lawrence

As Hurricane Irma approaches, I am urging every Floridian to get a plan and be prepared for potential life threatening impacts from the storm.  In anticipation of increased staffing needs at hurricane shelters statewide, I have issued a call to state employees across Florida encouraging them to volunteer in support of the state’s emergency shelter […]

Gov. Scott Activates 900 Additional Florida National Guard Members to Assist with Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 6, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

1,000 Guard Members Now Activated; 7,000 Total Guard Members Will Report for Duty Friday Morning MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated an additional 900 members of the Florida Army and Air National Guard to support with planning, logistics and operations in preparation for potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. These 900 members will respond […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 5, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– This evening, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma at the State Emergency Operations Center. Governor Scott has been in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, law enforcement, school superintendents and county leaders who are also working to ensure the state is prepared to respond to any […]

Gov. Scott Directs State Offices to be Closed Friday in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

On September 5, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Encourages State Employees to Volunteer in Support of Emergency Shelters TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed state offices to be closed in all 67 Florida counties this Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Prior to Friday’s statewide closures, state office closures will follow the direction of county officials and will be announced as […]

Gov. Scott Directing the Suspension of all Tolls Across Florida

On September 5, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to suspend tolls across the entire State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. By suspending all tolls, Floridians and visitors will more easily be able to prepare for any potential storm impacts, access important hurricane supplies, and quickly and safely […]